EVERETT — The Trader Joe’s in Everett could move down the road from its current location to the Everett Mall, according to a liquor license application filed with the state this month.
During busy times, it’s a tight squeeze for shoppers trying to find a parking space at the grocery store’s current site, at 811 SE Everett Mall Way. A new location at the Everett Mall would offer more parking options.
Trader Joe’s would move to 1302 SE Everett Mall Way, according to the application. If that address sounds familiar, it was formerly home to a Sears store, which anchored the mall’s west side from 1969 until it closed in December 2019.
Brixton Capital, the mall’s owner, began renovating the former Sears store earlier this year.
Brixton and Trader Joe’s were not immediately available for comment Monday.
If the former Sears building is the destination for Trader Joe’s, the popular grocery store would share space with Ulta Beauty and At Home, a home goods retailer.
In March, Brixton signed two leases for those two businesses.
Ulta is an existing Everett Mall tenant and At Home is a new retail offering, Brixton has said.
The opening dates for Ulta and At Home have not been announced. And the liquor application for Trader Joe’s did not provide an opening date.
Upon completion, At Home will occupy approximately 85,000 square feet and Ulta will take 10,000 square feet of the former Sears location, Brixton has said.
Brixton also had reported it was in active lease negotiations with additional anchor and junior anchor tenants, but it did not specify who those tenants might be.
Brixton purchased Everett Mall in 2017 and has worked closely with the city to identify a redevelopment plan that would create a vibrant retail and entertainment center. The mall was last redeveloped in 2004.
In addition to replacing the former department store anchors of Sears and Macy’s, “we will be adding additional uses and tenants that respond to the community’s needs,” Brixton Capital vice president Justin Long said earlier this year.
The west corner of the mall and the surrounding area has been a hotspot of redevelopment. A Chick-fil-A restaurant is under construction at 1124 SE Everett Mall Way and is “coming soon,” according to the company website.
A new HomeGoods store opened this spring at 1130 SE Everett Mall Way.